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Obituaries

For Sunday, August 26, 2012


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Helen Agbisit Argel
Aug. 11, 2012
Helen Agbisit Argel, 78, of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, a retiree of Robins Shoe Store in Hilo, died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Pepeekeo. She is survived by son Darrell; daughters Cindy Shiroma, Laurel Johnasen and Brandi Argel; sisters Angeline Pavao, Margaret Amaral and Lorna Groth; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Papaikou. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Alae Cemetery. Casual attire.

Helen Amelia Boyd
Aug. 20, 2012
Helen Amelia Boyd, 88, of Honolulu, died in Leahi Hospital. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Alexander, James and Wendall Nobrega; daughter Charlene Ah Nee; stepbrother Frederick Costa; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services.

Vennie Brodo
Aug. 13, 2012
Vennie "Pearl" Brodo, 73, of Hilo, a Hawaiian Pine trimmer, died in Life Care Center of Hilo. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Dwight Richards, Emery Patcil and Ricky, Ike and Jorge T. Brodo; daughters Doreen Nakoa, Stephanie Lamon and Germaine Yano; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

Betty Jean Corrales
Aug. 13, 2012
Betty Jean Corrales, 81, of Kaneohe, a St. Stephen's Diocesan Center librarian, died in Honolulu. She was born in Honolulu. She is survived by sons Richard C., Arthur A. Jr. and John J.; daughters Debra J. Corrales and Terese M. Caldararo; brother John A. Mendonca; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial: 1 p.m. Sept. 4 at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Agustin Soliven Cortez
Aug. 3, 2012
Agustin Soliven Cortez, 73, of Pearl City, a retired Ala Moana Hotel employee, died in Pearl City. He was born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by wife Isabel C.; sons George, Joseph and Jonathan Cortez, and Joel Cudiamat; daughters Josephine Balagtas, Jennifer Libres, Jasmin Lara and Joan Cudiamat; brothers Clemente, Benjamin and Lorenzo; sister Lucrecia C. Valdez; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mililani Mortuary-Waipio, mauka chapel. Services: 7 p.m. Additional visitation: 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1525 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Incorrect information given in an obituary Saturday.

Edward Gilbert de Harne
Aug. 19, 2012
Edward Gilbert "Vic" de Harne, 79, of Manoa Valley, a real estate salesman and a Marine Corps veteran, died. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by brother Halden. Graveside services: 3 p.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Aloha attire.

Leonida G. Dulay
Aug. 23, 2012
Leonida G. Dulay, 84, of Mililani, a retired insurance file clerk, died in Kapolei. She was born in the Philippines. She is survived by son Michael; daughter Bessie Estonactoc, brothers Diosado Gragasin and Lazaro Gragasin Jr.; and sisters Betty Gachallan, Luz Que, Erlinda Galapon and Nena Aure. Visitation: 5 p.m. Thursday at Borthwick Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Adela Ramil Eda
Aug. 15, 2012
Adela Ramil Eda, 83, of Lahaina, a retired Kapalua Bay Hotel housekeeper, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. She is survived by son Alexander; daughters Catherine Eda and Joyce Eda-Carlos; sister Francisca Acob; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church. Mass: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial to follow at Valley Isle Memorial Park in Pauwela. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Siosiua Oto Tautua‘a Fifita
Aug. 20, 2012
Siosiua Oto Tautua‘a Fifita, 83, of Aiea, an elementary school teacher, died at home. He was born in Koloa, Vavau, Tonga. He is survived by wife Mele K.V.; sons Vili M., Sitenitaini M., Sitiveni H., Lopetisoni N., Viliami F. and Mosese Fifita, and Kitione U. Uhatahi; daughters Lucytania F. Vaipulu, Mele S.F. Tuiafitu, Ofa-Ki-Hawaii F. Tuavao and Feofaakiakakau Wolfgramm; 38 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Services: 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 1020 S. Beretania St. Burial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Traditional Tongan attire.

Edward Thomas Foley Jr.
Aug. 4, 2012
Edward Thomas Foley Jr., 60, of Honolulu, a chief financial officer for various real estate development companies, died at home. He was born in Chicago. He is survived by wife Joanne S., brother Neal, and sisters Kathy Bruckner and Norine Williamson. Private services.

Charles Fong
Aug. 14, 2012
Charles Fong, also known as "Uncle Charlie" and "Nick," 91, of Hono-lulu, a retired Hawaiian Telephone Co. technician and federal civil service communication technician, and an Army veteran, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Helen and daughter Mele. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waiokeola Church in Kahala. Services: 11:30 a.m. Aloha attire. Donations suggested to Arcadia Foundation or Shriners Children's Hospital. Online condolences: hawaiifuneralservices.com.

Grace Mieko Furugen
Aug. 22, 2012
Grace Mieko Furugen, 91, of Honolulu, a retired state Department of Health public health nurse, died at home. She was born in Anahola, Kauai. She is survived by daughter Barbara E.M., brothers Hideo and Lloyd Tanabe, sister Akiko Oshima, and three grandchildren. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Service at noon. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to Moiliili Community Center.

Edith Tayeko Harano
July 26, 2012
Edith Tayeko Harano, 88, of Honolulu, a retired Waiokeola Preschool teacher, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by husband Tetsuo, son Michael K., daughter Jeanne T. Hernandez, brother James Matayoshi, six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Private services.

Gary Y. Ibara
Aug. 18, 2012
Gary Y. Ibara, 57, of Waihee, Maui, a World Wide Flights cargo service agent and a retired fisherman, died in Maalaea, Maui. He was born in Wailuku. He is survived by wife Kathy, son Jonathan Swisher, daughters Wanda Ikegami and Alicia Swisher, sister Kathy Yoshimoto, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Visitation: 2 p.m. Saturday at Kahului Jodo Mission. Services: 3 p.m.

Bernice Kikue Kimoto
Aug. 13, 2012
Bernice Kikue Kimoto, 90, of Honolulu, died at home. She was born in Waikane. She is survived by son Vernal Y., daughters Naomi K. and Lois C., and brother Arthur K. Agena. Visitation: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hosoi GardenMortuary. Services: 12:30 p.m. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Doris Obata Kumpel
Oct. 29, 2011
Doris Obata Kumpel, 81, of Long Island, N.Y., a Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Log editor, died in New York. She was born in Hono-lulu. She is survived by husband John, son James, and two grandchildren. Graveside visitation: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. Graveside services: 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

Terra Lee Hayes Mahi
Aug. 19, 2012
Terra Lee Hayes Mahi, 56, of Keaukaha, Hawaii, a KTA cashier-clerk, died at home. She was born in San Bernardino, Calif. She is survived by husband Davey; daughters Aimee Addison and Kililani and Nicole Mahi; numerous hanai sons and daughters; brothers Kris and Phil Tondee; sisters Lisa Tondee and Chris Farley; and nine grandchildren. Visitation: 6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1376 Kilauea Ave., Hilo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Aloha attire.

Elizabeth V. McCorkle
Aug. 11, 2012
Elizabeth V. "Ebbie" McCorkle, 87, of Kahului, a homemaker, died at home. She was born in Lahaina. She is survived by sons Kenneth E. and Dwayne A.; daughters Cynthia L. McCorkle and Donna J. Wroblewski; brother Philibert Vierra; sisters Bernadette J. Rodrigues and Irene V. Cambra; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Burial: 12:30 p.m. at Maui Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Jane Genevieve Mendes
Aug. 15, 2012
Jane Genevieve Mendes, 84, of Kahakuloa, Maui, a retired school bus driver, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by sons Ernest Jr., James, Manuel "Curly," Allan and Melvin; daughters Catherine Cordeiro and Irene Rodrigues; 27 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Waihee. Services: 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow at church cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Kevin Eugene Murray
Aug. 14, 2012
Kevin Eugene Murray, 61, of Aiea, a retired Navy yeoman chief petty officer, a state Department of Transportation administrative office assistant III, and a Primerica Life Insurance Co. agent, died in Pali Momi Medical Center. He was born in Minnesota. He is survived by wife Jacqueline; sons Irineo, Rodney, Dominic, Kevin Jr., Jacob and Kristopher; daughters Raynette, Rachel, Jennie, Janelle, Kristy, Kimberly and Jacqueline Rose; sisters Karen Kath and Kay Hoogendoorn; and 33 grandchildren. Visitation: 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Moanalua Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.

Joseph Oliveira Jr.
Aug. 19, 2012
Joseph "Pinky" Oliveira Jr., 89, of Hana, Maui, a retired County of Maui mechanic, died in Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Hana. He is survived by sons Firmin, Frederick, Francis, James and Joseph; daughters Francine Walker, Elizabeth Lecker, Rosemary Howell and Leona Nelson; brother Louis; sister Janet Hill; 27 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Visitation: 10 a.m. Friday at Borthwick Norman's Mortuary, Wailuku. Services: 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial at noon Saturday at Puuiki Cemetery, Hana. Floral lei welcome. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com.

Lori Yuki Oura
Aug. 21, 2012
Lori Yuki Oura, 37, of Wailuku, the administrative officer for Maui County's Community Work Day Program, died in Kaiser Medical Center. She was born in Wailuku. She is survived by parents Alan H. and Joan T., brother Jon M., sister Sheri K. Lew and grandmother June S. Inouye. Visitation: 4 p.m. Thursday at Ballard Family Mortuary. Services: 5:30 p.m. Urn burial at Maui Memorial Park at a later date. Online condolences: www.ballardfamily- mortuaries.com.

Mabel K. Rosa
Aug. 21, 2012
Mabel K. Rosa, 90, of Aiea, died in Waipahu. She was born in Puna, Hawaii. She is survived by daughters Linda Mae Bernard and Selma Rosa; brother Sonny "Fedor" Brandt; sisters Alice McAnany and Linda Moreno; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Private services.

Robert Ross
Aug. 20, 2012
Robert "Bobby" Ross, 61, of Waianae, a carpenter, died in Honolulu. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by wife Leslie; sons Kalani, Bronson, Brandan "Mano" and Tommy; daughter Tiana Aviata; sisters Susan Ross, Frances Barnett and Nora Perez; and six grandchildren. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita's Church, 89-318 Farrington Highway, Nanakuli. Services: 9:30 a.m. Aloha attire.

Tomas Watene Rosser
Aug. 15, 2012
Tomas Watene Rosser, 63, of Kaneohe, a Young Brothers merchant seaman, died in Honolulu. He was born in California. He is survived by sons Tomas and Kupe, daughter Kahea Paaaina, sister Dorry Eldon, and five grandchildren. Private services. Online condolences: www.borthwickoahu.com.

George Kosei Shimabukuro
July 21, 2012
George Kosei Shimabukuro, 81, of Aiea, a retired self-employed consultant and a Navy veteran, died at home. He was born in Honolulu. He is survived by daughter Suzanne Rueth; brothers Ted and Kiyomatsu Nakata and Richard Shimabukuro; and sisters Sadako Ginoza, Miyo Shiroma, Mary Arakaki and Alice Shimabuku. Visitation: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Services: 3:30 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edward Lionel Silva Sr.
Aug. 16, 2012
Edward Lionel Silva Sr., 87, of Hilo, a retired County of Hawaii director of personnel services, died at home. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by sons Edward L. Jr. and Michael H.; daughters Marilyn Veincent and Michelle Fragas; sister Joanna; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Homelani Memorial Park. Casual attire. No flowers.

Edwin Catalo Villaruz
Aug. 11, 2012
Edwin Catalo Villaruz, 58, of Keaau, Hawaii, a Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory macadamia nut farmer, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. He is survived by sons Edwin Jr. and Quade; daughter Tamar N.; brothers Rueben, Ernesto and Alfredo; sisters Teresita Sagaysay and Lorena Villaruz; and a grandchild. Visitation: 5 p.m. Saturday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 6 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers and lei welcome.

Samson Bohol Wana
Aug. 19, 2012
Samson Bohol "Sam" Wana, 68, of Hilo, a retired Hawaii County Police Department sergeant, a Securitas airport security manager at Hilo Airport, and a Navy veteran, died in Hilo Medical Center. He was born in Hilo. He is survived by wife Pamela "Dee Dee"; sons Samson Jr., Walter L., Devin and Dana; daughter Glenn-Dee Kuwaye; stepsons Kelden and Shane Ogawa; hanai sons Walter Ah Mow and Aaron Arbles; hanai daughter Kanoe Keanaaina; brothers Engracio Bohol Jr. and Douglas Bohol; sisters Lillian Chuk and Serefina Jones; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a hanai great-grandchild. Visitation: 6 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday at Dodo Mortuary. Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial to follow at Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Casual attire.

Toshiko Yamauchi
July 29, 2012
Toshiko "Aunty Flo" Yamauchi, 83, of Honolulu, a homemaker, died in Straub Clinic & Hospital. She was born in Makawao, Maui. She is survived by husband Harry M.; son Scott; daughters Rae Kurashige, Lori Sasaki and Donna Yamauchi; brother Hiroshi Otake; sister Aiko Nakahara; and four grandchildren. Private services.

Larry Zarate
Aug. 14, 2012
Larry Zarate, 50, of Kapaa, Kauai, a carpenter, died in Wilcox Memorial Hospital. He was born in Arizona. He is survived by father Manuel; mother Cecilia Gutierrez; sons Anthony and Austin; brothers Fred and Nick; and sisters Irene Kelly, Rachel Encinas, Delicia Rodriguez, Kelly Palacios, Danielle Juarez and Janina Olvera-Lara. Celebration of life to be held on the mainland.






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